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  • LAX shooting delayed 15 flights more than three hours, report says

    LAX shooting delayed 15 flights more than three hours, report says
    The U.S. Department of Transportation is investigating whether to fine several airlines that left passengers stranded on flights for more than three hours after a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. The Nov. 1 shooting, which killed a...
  • Local Voices West: Feb. 27 edition

    Local Voices West: Feb. 27 edition
    Letters to the editor from Wheaton, Naperville, Geneva, Western Springs, Glen Ellyn, Elmhurst and St. Charles. Distracted driving "Drop it and drive." Chances are, at some point, you've uttered a phrase like that after witnessing someone on the road...
  • Trucking industry needs to be forced to make things safer

    Trucking industry needs to be forced to make things safer
    The U.S. trucking industry raked in around $610 billion in 2013, and those riches are expected to nearly double by the end of next year, according to the legal profession's Legalinfo.com website. Meanwhile, the website said, 98 percent of the fatalities...
  • American Airlines fined $60,000 for violating price advertising rules

    American Airlines fined $60,000 for violating price advertising rules
    American Airlines has been fined $60,000 by the U.S. Department of Transportation for falsely telling passengers that airline surcharges added to their fares were government taxes. The fine comes only two days after American Airlines' parent company,...
  • Airlines' profits rise and expected to take off next year

    Airlines' profits rise and expected to take off next year
    The nation's largest airlines recorded a combined net profit of $3.2 billion in the July-through-September period, more than double the profits from the same period last year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. And the industry's...
  • American Airlines, US Airways offer bonuses for outdoing rivals

    American Airlines, US Airways offer bonuses for outdoing rivals
    To beat the competition, the management of American Airlines and US Airways is putting up some reward money. Under a recently announced incentive program, the company that now operates the two airlines has offered each employee a $50 bonus for each...
  • Feds hand down biggest fine for violating fare advertising rules

    Feds hand down biggest fine for violating fare advertising rules
    The U.S. Department of Transportation issued the biggest fine Tuesday for violation of full fare disclosure rules against a Brazilian airline. The Rio de Janeiro-based airline GOL was ordered to pay $250,000 for violating rules adopted in 2011 to ensure...
  • Complaints against airlines reported to U.S. fell 14% in 2013

    Complaints filed by air travelers about commercial airlines dropped by 14% in 2013, compared to the previous year, according to federal statistics released Tuesday. During last year, airline passengers filed 13,168 complaints with the U.S. Department of...
  • United Airlines fined $1.1 million for tarmac delays

    United Airlines fined $1.1 million for tarmac delays
    United Airlines has received the largest fine the federal government has charged an airline for leaving passengers stranded on delayed flights. The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a $1.1 million fine against the Chicago-based carrier for...
  • Ticket agents fined for violating disclosure rules

    Ticket agents fined for violating disclosure rules
    When travel agents sell an airline ticket, they are required by federal policy to disclose the airline you will be flying. So far this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation has issued six fines, totaling $430,000, to travel agencies that have...
  • Some luxury hotels will begin offering free Wi-Fi

    Some luxury hotels will begin offering free Wi-Fi
    In most luxury hotels, if you want wireless Internet access, you are going to have to pay. That trend may be changing. Sort of. Loews Hotels & Resorts announced last month that it will offer free Wi-Fi at all 18 of its hotels, including the ones in...
  • Asiana Airlines fined $500,000 for response to San Francisco crash

    Asiana Airlines fined $500,000 for response to San Francisco crash
    Asiana Airlines has been fined $500,000 for failing to assist passengers and their families following last year's crash in San Francisco, federal transportation officials announced Tuesday, noting that it took up to five days for the airline to contact...